Business: Death Comes for the Salesman

Last week Death came to a squeaky-voiced Canadian named Harold F. Ritchie as he lay on a Toronto operating table. His name is not found on many rosters of the business great, yet he had good claim to the proud title of "World's Greatest Salesman." His Harold F. Ritchie & Co., Ltd. is a globe-embracing network of sales agencies through which such commodities as Rubberset brushes, Tanglefoot fly paper, Glover's Mange Cure and Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy have been broadcast over six continents. His, too, the control of such famed products as Eno's...

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